QLab panLab 2 Spatial Audio mixing used in West End

Olivier Award winning sound designer Ian Dickinson has chosen to incorporate panLab 2 into the forthcoming West End transfer of the National Theatre’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

The critically acclaimed production will transfer to London’s Duke of York’s theatre from the 23rd October 2021, after a sold out run at the National Theatre in 2019. The production, a stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best selling novel, gained 5 star reviews during its initial run, and was due to transfer to the West End in 2020, however this was delayed due to the pandemic.

panLab 2 will provide dynamic spatialisation capabilities, as Ian Dickinson updates his design for the West End venue.

“As soon as I heard about panLab 2, I knew it would be perfect for our forthcoming West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” says Dickinson. “There are so many mystical elements in the production, with creatures such as the Hunger Birds, brought to life with sound design. panLab 2 allows me to create all that movement directly with QLab, in a way that has never been possible before.”